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New York Times, Wednesday, December 15, 1976

Author:
Jack Wherry
Editor:
Will Weng
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 40, Avg Word Len: 5.00, Missing: { G J K Q Z }, Scrabble score: 294 (avg 1.59)
Open Squares: 69, Cheaters: 4, FITB: 11, XRef: 2, Spans: 1, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1976, The New York TimesNo. 9,986

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Students & seniors
Across
1. ___ River, Lizzie's home : FALL
5. Warm-sea fish : SCAD
9. Attention getter : AHEM
13. Wynken, Blynken and Nod, e.g. : TRIO
14. Monotonous sound : THRUM
16. Humdinger : LULU
17. Travel-kit item : COMB
18. Lover : ROMEO
19. Graduate degrees : LLDS
20. Western city : WALLAWALLAWASH
23. French affirmatives : OUIS
24. ___ of these days : ONE
25. Whistle stop : HAMLET
28. Having no name : UNTITLED
33. Kind of doing or mind : EVIL
34. ___ the works : SHOOT
35. ___ pickle : INA
36. Common bridal flower : LILYOFTHEVALLEY
40. With 59 Down, kind of friend : PEN
41. Housewives : FRAUS
42. Other, in Córdoba : OTRA
43. Somewhat saccharine : SWEETISH
45. Critic Edmund : WILSON
47. Ott : MEL
48. Phone : CALL
49. "___ are in bloom again" : THECALLALILIES
56. ___-Coburg : SAXE
57. Icicle holders : EAVES
58. Leaky-faucet sound : PLOP
60. "I cannot tell ___" : ALIE
61. Kind of wood : DRIFT
62. Spanish jar : OLLA
63. Soaks : RETS
64. Insecticides : DDTS
65. Rind : PEEL
Down
1. U.S. agency : FTC
2. In a line : AROW
3. Bean : LIMA
4. Southern pine : LOBLOLLY
5. Kind of jacket : STRAIT
6. Dogs : CHOWS
7. Weapons for Caesar : ARMA
8. "___ in the Sun" : DUEL
9. Way off the track : ALLWET
10. Kind of hoop : HULA
11. Ancient times, to poets : ELDS
12. Schmaltz : MUSH
15. Kind of cocktail : MOLOTOV
21. Sift, in old England : LUE
22. Loos : ANITA
25. Subsidizes : HELPS
26. "___ from the Bridge" : AVIEW
27. A.A. : MILNE
28. Grunty affirmative : UHHUH
29. Antis : NOES
30. Sings gaily : LILTS
31. Spanish month : ENERO
32. Israeli name : DAYAN
34. Depots: Abbr. : STAS
37. Not one's cup ___ : OFTEA
38. Made more dressy : FRILLED
39. Good ship for Shirley : LOLLIPOP
44. Nightclub V.I.P.'s : EMCEES
45. Blouses : WAISTS
46. Kind of wind : ILL
48. Fissure : CLEFT
49. Peter the Great, for one : TSAR
50. Hardy's companion : HALE
51. Way out : EXIT
52. Tub of ___ : LARD
53. Eager : AVID
54. French pronoun : ELLE
55. Lone : SOLE
59. See 40 Across : PAL

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later, 5 appeared only in pre-Shortz puzzles.

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Crosswords published prior to Nov. 21, 1993 are provided by David Steinberg and The Pre-Shortzian Puzzle Project.

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